Fall Back Into Fashion: A seasonal dress guide


Photo by Maikel De Avila

Sophomore Jackielou Bolanos wears a white, sleeveless top and high-rise mom jeans, paired with a oversized flannel. Her shoes were customized by herself, and she accepts commissions.

With the changing seasons comes a change of wardrobe. Hot girl summer has ended, and we now welcome the knitted sweaters and scarves. But what exactly is in store this fall?

“I think a lot of past fashion trends are gonna come back because people are very into vintage [clothing]”, explained Sophomore Jackielou Bolanos. 

“I believe that a lot of people will [try] to hand make their clothes because, I think, part of fall is different patterns, just creating something that’s your own.”

She wasn’t mistaken. According to Vogue’s Fashion reporters, Steff Yotka and Madeline Fass, one of the expected trends of the season is the eccentric: From collage-printed clothing to visible patchwork, people are showing their ‘weird’ and embracing it fashionably. This is the season of being yourself, and if you are the person that stands out in a crowd, why not enhance it?

“What I like about Fall fashion is you can dress super comfy, because it’s not too hot or too cold either,” explained Bolanos. “It’s perfect weather.”

The core of fall fashion is to prepare for the changing temperatures, but getting creative with it is what makes it special. Oversized sweaters and jackets are always in demand as soon as the leaves turn red but this season, Vogue sees stripes and bold colors making their statement in outerwear. Leather jackets and trench coats never go wrong, but adding hints of color can make a difference. 

“I recommend any shade of brown like beige,” Bolanos said. “I also see maroon, red, and I also see some shades of purple for some reason. I think it’s going to be all over the place.”

Vintage or retro clothing is also making an extended stay with plaid vests and skirts. But for the preppy and bold, take inspiration from the 70’s bright color palette. Bright yellows, oranges, and pinks are expected to be statement pieces this fall. 

As for accessories, they’ve shown to be essential. 

“I see gold earrings or rings becoming a trend”, explains Bolanos. She sees it fitting with the ambient colors of  yellow or orange. “Something very halloweeny for October.”

Bolanos lives by the “dress to impress” rule, and believes fashion to be important, attributing her fashionable creativity to her extracurriculars.

“Fashion is a way to express yourself”, she said. “Fashion brings people together, and that’s why we have a fashion club and costume and makeup in theater. It’s all about creativity and creating something that’s your own, that you can wear every single day.”